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Applying is easy!

Foundation Scotland offers a diverse range of funding programmes for organisations working to benefit a range of communities across Scotland. 

Some of these programme are Scotland wide and some are restricted to particular sectors and/or geographies.  Each programme has its own creiteria and/or outcomes.

We distribute the funds on behalf of companies, individuals and charitable trusts.

We are also a leading provider of community benefit funds in Scotland.

Using the table below, you can search for funds that are currently available in your area and find details about how to apply.

If you are applying via our express grants, we will match your application to the criteria of the various funds we have available at the time.  Criteria determines which parts of Scotland or types of project any particular fund can be used for.

If you want to discuss your funding needs, call our grants team on  0141 341 4960 or email

Dumfries & Galloway Scottish Borders East Lothian Midlothian Edinburgh City South Lanarkshire East Ayrshire South Ayrshire North Ayrshire East Renfrewshire Glasgow City West Lothian Falkirk North Lanarkshire East Dumbartonshire Renfrewshire Inverclyde West Dunbartonshire Clackmannanshire Fife Dundee City North Ayrshire Argyll & Bute Stirling Perth & Kinross Angus Aberdeen City Aberdeenshire Moray Western Isles Orkney Islands Shetland Islands Highlands

Scottish Borders

FUND NAME PROGRAMME THEME GRANT SIZE HOW TO APPLY
GREENCOAT DRONE HILL COMMUNITY FUND Charities and constitutions groups in the community council areas of Coldingham, Reston and Auchencrow, Grantshouse and Cockburnspath.To create vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities around Dronehill wind farm. Grants of between £250 and £5000 are available

Please read the guidelines before applying.  You can either apply online  or download the application form

Please note groups are able to apply for more than one grant per round.

For further information contact Tom Black.

EDF LONGPARK COMMUNITY FUND To create a vibrant, healthy and successful community around the Parish of Stow Grants are available between £250 and £10,000 Larger grants over £10,000 may also be considered on a case by case basis.

The EDF Longpark Community Fund makes grants of £250 and more. For grants between £250 and £10,000 please read the standard grant guidelines prior to completing the form. You can either apply online or you can download the application form.

For large grants, of more that £10,000, please read the large grant guidelines prior to completing the form. You can either apply online or alternatively you can download the application form.

For more information contact Tom Black on 0131 524 0331 or email.

The Parish of Stow Community Fund Panel makes decisions on both the EDF Longpark Community Fund and the SSE Toddleburn Fund.

INFINIS GLENKERIE COMMUNITY FUND The purpose of this Fund is to support activity which will sustain and develop the life of the community and ensure that the area is an attractive and vibrant place to live, work and visit. The following sizes of grants are available for a range of activities that benefit the local community. Small grants: £250 - £2000 Medium grants: £2000 - £10,000 Large grants: over £10,000 Grants of over £50,000 will only be awarded in exceptional circumstances.

For small grants £250-£2000   please read the guidelines before applying online or download an application form.
For medium grants £2000-£10,000  please read the guidelines before applying online or download an application form.
For large grants of over £10,000 please read the guidelines before downloading the large grants proposal form.

Download the Fund fact sheet for more information about this Fund.

Completed and signed applications should be submitted to  Programmes Administrator Foundation Scotland, The Kiosk, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2HP

For further advice or information on the Fund or to discuss your application, please contact the Programme Administrator on 01557 814 927 or office@foundationscotland.org.uk

LANGHOPE RIG (SUB FUND A) To encourage community activity and promote community spirit. Grants of between £1000-£10,000

Please read the guidelines prior to completing the online application form or alternatively download the application form and return.

Scotland Wide

FUND NAME PROGRAMME THEME GRANT SIZE HOW TO APPLY
BAILLIE GIFFORD Registered charities and voluntary groups working in key priority areas. A maximum of £2,000

Via the express grants programme

COMIC RELIEF CORE STRENGTH - LOCAL COMMUNITIES The programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 will be available.

The fund has now closed

COMIC RELIEF COMMUNITY CASH To encourage activities that bring vibrancy to communities Grants of between £500- £1000

This fund has now closed.

 

 

 

DAVID DOIG FOUNDATION

Please read the guidelines, prior to completing the online application form.

THE ESSENTIA FOUNDATION Grants of up to £10,000

This fund is now closed.

EVE'S TRUST Up to £2000

Applications can be made through Foundation Scotland’s Express Grants programme

FOURTEEN

If you are based in one of the six communities you may be eligible to apply

Spirit of Caithness

Spirit of Calton

Sprit of Dumbiedykes

Islay & Jura: A Fourteen Community

Spirit of the Gorbals

Spirit of Ruchill and Possilpark 

FRAN TRUST To fund scholarly activity in the fields of feminism, gender or women's studies. You must be a post graduate student attending an academic conference to present a paper on gender related topics. Up to a maxium of £500

Academic papers must have a gender focus.  Please note that Poster presentations will not be accepted.

Students must have confirmation that their paper has been accepted,  we also require a letter of support from an academic supervisor in addition to the completed application form. Once the conference has taken place you will be asked to submit a copy of the conference paper.

GATEWAY EXCHANGE FUND To support those seeking funding assistance to promote healing, creative self expression, transformation and renewal through innovative projects. Special consideration to projects relating to drug addiction, HIV, mental health and counselling projects as well as activities supporting prisoners and ex-prisoners Between £250 - £2000

Applications can be made through the Express Grants programme The Trust may, very occasionally, consider applications for larger grants if funds allow. Please send an enquiry form to Foundation Scotland if you have a project which strongly meets the priorities above and you are looking for over £2,000.

 

HEINEKEN FUND To encourage health, wellbeing, self-esteem and self confidence. Or to encourage community pride. Between £250 and £2000

Via our express grant programme

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